CPF Newsletter October 9
Voting in the 2020 CPF Board Election will close on Monday. If you have not voted, you may request a ballot at the link below.

This year, there are (2) Community-based Board seats on the ballot and (5) nominees, of which members are asked to make 2 selections. 

The nominees are:
  • Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, MD, Academy Children's Clinic
  • Jennifer Ess, MD, Academy Children's Clinic
  • Dontal Johnson, MD, The Meharry Clinic
  • Vicky Phillips, MD, Old Harding Pediatric Associates
  • Toni-Ann Wright, MD, Rivergate Pediatrics
CPF Board members are determined by majority vote of the physician membership. Please also view the nominee profiles.
Request a CPF Board Election Ballot
View CPF Board Nominee Profiles
What's New With The Flu? Webinar
Thursday, Oct 15, Noon - 1 PM
The Tennessee Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Immunization Program is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Oct 15 at NOON to help get you prepared for what to expect this flu season.
Register for Flu Webinar Here
$20 Billion Added To Expanded Provider Relief Fund
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that an additional $20 billion has been added to the Provider Relief Fund. Providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments are now able to apply for additional funding that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus

Previously ineligible providers, including those who began practicing in 2020 and an expanded group of behavioral health providers, are eligible to apply for relief payments as well. The current application deadline is Nov. 6.  
Learn More and Apply for Provider Relief Funds Here
TNAAP Tennessee State Pediatric Conference - Oct 15 Webinar
TNAAP's annual Tennessee State Pediatric Conference has been transitioned to a series of online webinars focused on topics relevant to issues facing pediatricians. Still to Come:

Oct 15 - 6 to 7:30 PM: "Immunizations in 2020: COVID-19, Flu, and the Anti-Vax Movement"
Speakers: Kathy Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, VUMC; Michelle Fiscus, MD, Medical Director, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program, TDH

Registration is FREE for current TNAAP members. Non-members pay $125 for the series or join the chapter.
Register for TNAAP Pediatric Conference and Learn More HERE
CPF CME Virtual Education
"Vascular Anomalies" 
Wednesday, Nov 4 - 6 PM
Dr. Jim Phillips, Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology at VUMC, and Dr. Alexandra Borst, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hematology-Oncolocy at VUMC, will be delivering a presentation for hospital and community-based pediatricians on Vascular Anomalies.

The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Vascular Anomalies CME Webinar
COVID-19 Resources
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) released two documents on Sept. 16 outlining for state, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs and partners how to plan and implement a strategy to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine. 
The AAP is providing updated clinical guidance that is regularly reviewed with regards to the evolving nature of the pandemic. 
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) continues to post regular COVID-19 updates related to case reporting, triage and assessment, exposure for healthcare providers, lab testing options, and more:
TDH is also tracking a number of school-related measures and providing resources to help guide the return to school for children:
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
Did you know? Your CPF membership comes with a free subscription to the
AAP's Point-of-Care Solutions, giving you easy access to well-care guides, patient education, pediatric coding, RedBook Online, and much more!

Use CPF's log-in to access (use the institutional log-in at top right corner of Point-of-Care home page): 
Username: cumberland
Password: Cpf2017
AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
AAP Toolkits - Includes ADHD, Autism, Bright Futures, Many More!
Pediatric Patient Handout Database
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TN Healthcare Symposium - Nov 10-12
The 2020 Tennessee Healthcare Symposium is a collaborative event between the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) and major insurance carriers to help practice managers, coders, billers, auditors, and other medical office staff focus on efficiency and financial success.

This year, the Symposium will be virtual with full remote access, more than 20 unique educational sessions, and up to 17.5 CEU and CME credits for full participation.

Cost: $99 for TMA members, $149 for non-members
View TN Healthcare Symposium AGENDA
Learn More and Register HERE
CPF Career Center
CPF's Career Center for openings at member practices. If you would like to place or remove a post on the Career Center, email CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
CPF Career Center
Resume: Pediatrician Moving to Nashville Area Looking for Position
Resume: Nurse Practitioner Looking for Position

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